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First timer! How'd I do? Input please, HAPPY

Postby DVeit » Wed Aug 10, 2011 8:22 pm

Well it's my first time doing fantasy football and I'm managing a 10 team league with good friends. We used auto draft since its all but one of our first times playing ffb. Here's my line up. What do ya'll think? I think I did pretty dang well...
QB Ben Rothelisberger
RB Fred Johnson
RB Arian Foster
WR Calvin Johnson
WR Hakeen Nicks
TE Mercedes Lewis
W/R Dez Bryant

BN Matt Schaub (traded for Mathew Stafford due to same bye week as Berger, very hard choice for me here but decided to keep berger instead of schaub, bad choice?)
BN Brandon Jacobs
BN Pierre Thomas
BN Roy Williams
BN Aaron Hernandez

K Nate Kaeding
BN Alex Henery

DEF New England

Should I keep my line up as is? Drop any players? Get rid of my BN Kicker? Any advice is appreciated! I hope I don't kick my self in the ass for trading Schaub.
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Re: First timer! How'd I do? Input please, HAPPY

Postby FantasyImpactDude » Fri Aug 12, 2011 1:04 am

I think you mean Fred Jackson as your RB2.

You did pretty well, I'll give you that. However, you lack solid RB depth, and that's such a crucial part of this kind of game. Your WRs are outstanding, but there are a few things I would try to do here.

Drop Alex Henery. I know you might think "but what about on my kicker's bye week?", but when that time comes you can pick up any kicker you want on the waiver wire.

Trade Dez Bryant for a quality runningback, such as Hillis, D. Williams, Moreno, Blount, or Bradshaw. Let's say you get Moreno.

I know you just got him, but trade Stafford. Backup quarterbacks are overrated. The week that Big Ben has a bye you can simply search the waivers for a good matchup. I would much rather have WR depth like Crabtree, Meachem, James Jones, Julio Jones, and Mike Williams here. Let's say you get Robert Meachem here.

With that extra roster spot you have, pick up a sleeper that you think has a shot at going big this year.

Now your roster is looking like:
QB Ben Rothelisberger
RB: Knowshon Moreno
RB: Arian Foster
WR/RB: Fred Jackson
WR: Calvin Johnson
WR: Hakeen Nicks
TE Mercedes Lewis
D/ST: Patriots
K: Nate Kaeding

BN Robert Meachem
BN Brandon Jacobs
BN Pierre Thomas
BN Roy Williams
BN Aaron Hernandez
BN Sleeper


This is all assuming no PPR, standard scoring.
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Re: First timer! How'd I do? Input please, HAPPY

Postby B3N1ZJAM1N » Fri Aug 12, 2011 10:50 am

Drop a TE as well, theres no need for 2. I think you are trying to play it safe with all these backup guys and not doing it where you need to...RB. Grab some spots for guys that might go off this year, you're trying to win the league, not play it safe and come in 5th
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Postby latraffic » Fri Aug 12, 2011 11:08 am

Wow, FantasyImpactDude, I'm impressed. That was awesome advice and I'd not been able to say it better myself. ;-D

As for my 2 cents, my only input is in the same vein, bulk up the RBs, clear bench space of Kickers/TEs/etc. Grab any decent RB off the WW in hopes they break out. Trade for them where you can. Running Backs make or break championship teams.
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Re: First timer! How'd I do? Input please, HAPPY

Postby chooch » Fri Aug 12, 2011 7:06 pm

Yeah pretty much what FantasyImpactDude said. I love your WR's Calvin and Nicks!! Seriously!
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Re: First timer! How'd I do? Input please, HAPPY

Postby DVeit » Sat Aug 13, 2011 5:33 pm

Wow, Thanks for the advice! I took it and made some changes, although I still have Stafford (think I'll keep him), and no one wants to take Dez off my hands, I'm still trying though... Here's my updated lineup as of now.

QB Ben Rothelisberger
RB Fred Jackson
RB Arian Foster
WR Calvin Johnson
WR Hakeen Nicks
TE Mercedes Lewis
W/R Dez Bryant

BN QB Matthew Stafford
BN RB Brandon Jacobs
BN RB Pierre Thomas
BN RB Mikel Leshoure (sleeper)
BN WR Michael Crabtree
BN WR Roy Williams
Also picked up RB Mike Tolbert but waiting for the waiver to clear.

K Nate Kaeding

DEF New England

Thanks again!
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Postby FantasyImpactDude » Sat Aug 13, 2011 9:12 pm

Great pickup with Tolbert.

However, Mikel Leshore is out for the season! I don't think he would do you much good as a sleeper. Try picking up someone that isn't so injured :)

As for Dez, no one wants him? That could be a problem. If none of those guys I mentioned above work, then you can even try Jahvid Best. I would see that trade being accepted, but TRY TO GET THE FIVE GUYS I LISTED FIRST.

Awesome job, I love the rebuild of your roster!
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Re: First timer! How'd I do? Input please, HAPPY

Postby DVeit » Sun Aug 14, 2011 1:46 am

I did not see/read that Mikel was out for the season.. Opps! lol Thank you! I really appreciate all your help. I'll see what I can do with Dez.

EDIT: I dropped Mikel and picked up Michael Bush.
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Re: First timer! How'd I do? Input please, HAPPY

Postby FantasyImpactDude » Sun Aug 14, 2011 10:14 pm

Great pickup in Michael Bush. Hard to believe he was still there.
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Re: First timer! How'd I do? Input please, HAPPY

Postby DVeit » Sun Aug 14, 2011 10:28 pm

Well I have a dilemma now. Me being the rookie I am didn't realize I had no spots left so the Mike Tolbert waiver didn't go through. I dropped Bush picked up Mike again.I also traded Dez Bryant for D Williams just now. So this will be my line up now...

QB Ben Rothelisberger
RB DeAngelo Williams
RB Arian Foster
WR Calvin Johnson
WR Hakeen Nicks
TE Mercedes Lewis
W/R Fred Jackson

BN QB Matthew Stafford
BN RB Brandon Jacobs
BN RB Pierre Thomas
BN RB Mike Tolbert
BN WR Michael Crabtree
BN WR Roy Williams

K Nate Kaeding

DEF New England
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